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Expected nickel shortage worrying Tesla and EV battery suppl...
06 August 2019
Molten nickel is poured at a smelting plant. — Reuters MELBOURNE: Battery producers and electric automakers, including Tesla Inc., are concerned over longer-term supplies of nicke...
Emma Watson and Kristen Stewart to appear in 2020 Pirelli ca...
06 August 2019
Emma Watson and Kristen Stewart (below). PARIS: Italian tyre company Pirelli has released behind-the-scenes images from the next edition of its legendary calendar. Nine actres...
Porsche holds Sportscar Together Day at SIC
06 August 2019
SEPANG: Sime Darby Auto Performance (SDAP), the authorised importer of Porsche in Malaysia, recently held its Sportscar Together Day at the Sepang International Circuit (SIC). T...
Oil needs to fall below US$20 to compete with green alternat...
06 August 2019
LONDON: Wind and solar power can produce seven times more useful energy for cars, dollar for dollar, than gasoline with oil prices near current levels, according to BNP Paribas SA....
New Japanese flying car gets off the ground, for about a min...
06 August 2019
The NEC flying machine hovering at the company's facility in Abiko near Tokyo on Monday. — AP TOKYO: It was caged and only hovered for about a minute, but it flew: a new flying ca...
Palestinian app helps drivers avoid Israeli checkpoint bottl...
06 August 2019
Abdel Haleem using Doroob Navigator as he drives his car at an Israeli checkpoint in Ramallah. — Reuters RAMALLAH: A new locally-developed app helps Palestinian drivers in the occ...
2020 BMW 530e has more all-electric travel range
05 August 2019
MUNICH: The latest battery cell technology has increased the all-electric range of the G30 BMW 530e Sedan plug-in hybrid model to 66km. In addition, the latest-generation BMW eD...
BMW Motorrad Development gets new leader
05 August 2019
MUNICH: Christof Lischka  will take over as head of BMW Motorrad Development from this month. The mechanical engineer succeeds Karl Viktor Schaller, who is retiring after five y...
How Hyundai wants to end heatstroke deaths in cars
05 August 2019
FRANKFURT: It's the kind of story that makes headlines at least once every time a heatwave hits: a child or pet has died after being left in a car for too long. To help prevent ...
Hyundai launches first car with solar roof charging system
05 August 2019
FRANKFURT: Hyundai Motor is launching its first car with a solar roof charging system. This groundbreaking eco-friendly technology will provide vehicles with additional electrical ...
Ferrari sues German fashion designer over racy Instagram pos...
05 August 2019
Plein is not backing down despite Ferrari's demand. — Image source: instagram/philippplein MARANELLO: Ferrari and Philipp Plein should get on just beautifully. After all, few comp...
Three ways you can save fuel and reduce your car's carbon fo...
05 August 2019
BERLIN: Whether you're motivated by the prospect of saving some extra cash or your nagging carbon-footprint conscience, saving on fuel expenses is easy if you remember three things...
Monterey Car Week: a preview of the models set to be unveile...
05 August 2019
SAN FRANCISCO: As Monterey Car Week draws nearer, vehicle companies across the world continue to tease their upcoming reveals. Already, a handful of concept and production models a...
More affordable Audi e-tron 50 quattro coming
05 August 2019
INGOLSTADT: A second version of the Audi e-tron charged with opening up the benefits of the first fully electric Audi to a wider audience has been confirmed for series production a...
Fiat Chrysler CEO: We'll talk alliances, but we can go it al...
05 August 2019
Manley is keeping all options open for Fiat Chrysler. DETROIT: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles chief executive has a message for Renault SA and other would-be partners: We are happy to ...
New cars vulnerable to hacks that could leave thousands dead...
05 August 2019
LOS ANGELES: A consumer advocacy group has warned that automakers are rolling out new vehicles increasingly vulnerable to hackers, which could result in thousands of deaths in the ...
Electrify America and Stable Auto to develop robotic arms th...
05 August 2019
WASHINGTON: Electrify America has partnered with Stable Auto to begin testing robotic arms designed to charge self-driving vehicles. As autonomous vehicles come nearer and neare...
Dodge muscle cars top list of most stolen vehicles in US
05 August 2019
A Dodge Charger seen at an auto show. — AFP WASHINGTON: The Highway Loss Data Institute has published lists of the top 20 most stolen vehicles and the top 20 least stolen vehicles...
F1 teams agree to 22 races in 2020
04 August 2019
BUDAPEST: Formula One teams have agreed the calendar can expand to a record 22 races next year but without increasing the number of engines allowed, according to Mercedes boss Toto...
Volvo Cars, China in first blockchain project for recycled c...
04 August 2019
LONDON: Volvo Cars, owned by China’s Geely, has produced the first cars containing recycled cobalt mapped using a blockchain, and has joined a separate project to monitor cobalt fr...